Patricia Bandeira Duarte was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. She started doing yoga in 1999 in Koeln.
After graduating from the University in Bonn with a degree in Language Studies, she came to Costa Rica in 2001 for a visit and stayed for 10 years. She practiced Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga at Casa Osiris and with Stefano Allegri (Costa Rica). With the Yoga and Reiki practice she decide to change her life and to become a yoga teacher and therapist, so she took a Tantra Yoga cours at Ananda Marga in Lisbon, and the Thai Yoga Massage with Iris Lamber, www.irieyoga.com. She kept studying tantra and integral yoga and since 2011 Patricia is a certified 500h Master Teacher by Yoga Alliance International.
Patricia created Padma Yoga Center in 2009 in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and 2013 in Lisbon (Portugal).
Patricia also created Shakti Yoga Dance, a mix between Yoga and Dance, influenced from her Yoga, Reiki and dancing experience. She learned Samba and African dance in Germany, Salsa and Merengue at Merecumbé (Costa Rica-CR) and Orienal Dance (Belly Dance) with Alessandra Ciacchella (CR)